League of Legends is not only the largest online game (community wise) in the world, but also one of the best looking. Being free to play is a great perk, but one of the greatest features is being able to represent the champions you love in varying depictions, or “skins”. These can serve to satisfy the user aesthetically, as well as show the opponent the user’s prideful skill with the champion.
Since everyone is biased towards the champions they love, the focus for this list is on not only the HD quality of the visuals, but on how the champion is depicted in relation to the lore and game play (not in any particular order, and only judging by the splash arts). Yes, many of these are the most recent releases, as the quality of skins has definitely increased over the past three years.
Not much needs to be said for this incredibly brutal depiction of the Artisan of War. Pantheon’s ultimate “Grand Skyfall” is quite a devastating move, and with this skin reveals a set of dragon wings unfurling before he leaps into the air, only to descend on his cowering enemies. The damage dealt and terror struck into the enemies heart is very well captured by this image, and this skin is what the community would call an “insta-buy.”